Microscopy Resource

Microscopy Resource

Borwell 338 West
Norris Cotton Cancer Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756
(603) 650-7661
Hours: M-F 9 am-5:30 pm, authorized users have 24/7 access.

Pricing information and sample submission

Microscopy equipment

The Microscopy Shared Resource strives to provide reliable and affordable access to point scanning confocal microscopy, conventional bright field and fluorescence light microscopy, and image analysis resources. The facility provides individual and group training for operation of the light microscopes. Training is intended to provide an understanding of the basic light microscopy and digital imaging principles involved. Training for our microscope use and imaging consultation is open to all members of Dartmouth College, Geisel School of Medicine, DHMC, and outside users.


Radu V. Stan, MD, PhD

Radu V. Stan, MD, PhD
Faculty Director
Associate Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and of Pathology
Rubn 623
Phone: (603) 650-8781
Fax: (603) 653-9952

Ken Orndorff, MS

Ken Orndorff, MS
Member New England Microscopy Society (NESM)
Member Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF)
Borwell 383 West
(603) 650-7661


The Facility Manager provides free personalized training for operation of all microscopes and software in the facility. A two-hour introduction to digital imaging, confocal and two-photon microscopy is offered 5-6 times a year. Additional hands-on confocal training is provided as part of our program to qualify users for independent use and 24/7 access to the Zeiss LSM510 confocal microscope. Troubleshooting of problems or alignment issues on investigator microscopes is also available at no charge.

The Facility Manager is available to work with investigators using the microscopes at an additional hourly cost. Please contact Ken Orndorff-Facility Manager to consult prior to performing specimen labeling and mounting.


Consultation and advice for specimen preparation and fluorophore choice is available on request.

Only fully trained and authorized users will be able to see confocal schedule. All microscopes accessed 24/7 for trained users. Contact for fee schedule: Kenneth.A.Orndorff@Dartmouth.edu

  1. https://freedom7.dartmouth.edu/login
  2. Enter your CCOPs login name and password.
  3. Select Cancer Center Core Operations.
  4. Select NCCC User.
  5. Select Additional Instruments and Services.
  6. Select Requests/Orders.
  7. Select Shared Instruments.